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The Lime Tree Restaurant

8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
0161 445 1217
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Ranked #117 of 1,661 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $63
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Second visit in last month or so. We opted for the early evening special - great its available on a Saturday. All three of us enjoyed all 3 courses - the fish was delightful with plenty of spinach and additions. Couldn't resist a portion of the deep fried courgette - delicious. Service was spot on! Thanks. Could do with updating... More

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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been visiting The Lime Tree restaurant since it was set up over 20 years ago! It continues to deliver very good modern British food in a relaxed, professional environment. Last week I had one of the best game dishes ever - grouse - which was cooked to perfection with perfect accompaniments. The reataurant had been re decorated since... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I just wish that there was a restaurant like this close to home - If it was down the road, i would be there every week. The scallop starter is a must and the lamb from their own farm is top notch. Service is unfussy, unpushy and unobtrusive - very refreshing in a world where Americanised 'sales service' is the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our friends had recommended this place, and it certainly lived up to expectation. The food really was exquisite, particularly the crispy duck confit and the fishcake. The service was also excellent. A perfect evening for a romantic night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Service poor, food average, atmosphere non-existent, decor old-fashioned. Please do not spend your money here...if you expect top quality dishes and excellent customer service then choose elsewhere. An absolute let down in every way. Will never return.

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Malaville charente france
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Welcoming and warm ambiance food was amazing cooked just the way we requested, exquisite desserts and friendly staff cannot fault the experience will be back on our next visit

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A few friends have mentioned The Lime Tree, and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious; the environment pleasant, and the staff very attentive. We'll certainly be back! (Would be nice to see calves liver on the menu though!)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We used to visit here regularly but stopped as we felt it had gone down a bit - especially the service. Delighted to say we visited with friends last night and the food was fabulous! Each of us really enjoyed our choices - the courgette fritters were especially delicious! Service was ok. All in all I'm delighted to say this... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A birthday celebration at The Lime Tree. For two of us the bill came to £72, including a couple of glasses of wine. This is a fine dining experience (or at least, it is to me!) and to be savoured whilst knowing that the service will be relaxed and fairly informal. The Lime Tree is also a good destination for... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Back again...party of nine. Food really nice and some dishes were outstanding. Tender steak, crispy duck confit,fab haddock, tasty crab starter, crispy fishcake, tasty summer pudding and a HUGE eaton mess, to name but a few. Obliging attentive service and very reasonably priced for the overall quality. I'll be back! (Sorry Arnie S)

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Additional Information about The Lime Tree Restaurant

Address: 8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
Phone Number: 0161 445 1217
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Average Prices: USD 32 - 63
Cuisine: British

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